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Premier League top scorers 2021-22: Salah, Ronaldo & the race for the Golden Boot

17:00 WAT 16/01/2022
Cristiano Ronaldo Romelu Lukaku Mohamed Salah 2021-22
Goal brings you all this season's top goalscorers from England's top division - who will come out on top?

Harry Kane clinched the Premier League Golden Boot award last season with 23 goals, narrowly beating Mohamed Salah to the prestigious award.

The race is on once more as the 2021-22 campaign heats up and there are a few more contenders in the mix for the top scorers accolade this time round.

Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United, while Chelsea have been boosted by another returnee in Romelu Lukaku, and both will be keen to etch their names into history.

With the battle commenced, GOAL brings you this season's top goalscorers in the Premier League.

  • Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2021-22

    #1 Mohamed Salah | Liverpool | 16 goals

    Two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner Mohamed Salah finished second in the race last term and in 2021-22 he is targeting his third individual prize as he attempts to fire Liverpool to the title. Over the course of the past four campaigns, Salah has averaged just under 24 Premier League goals a season and will be hoping to surpass that this year.

  • Diogo Jota, Liverpool 2021-22

    #2 Diogo Jota | Liverpool | 10 goals

    Diogo Jota made an instant impact at Liverpool when he joined the Reds from Wolves in 2020-21 and he has offered a different type of goal threat to Roberto Firmino. The Portugal international will feel he can contribute even more this campaign after seeing his maiden season curtailed by injury.

  • Jamie Vardy Leicester City 2021-22

    #3 Jamie Vardy | Leicester City | 9 goals

    Despite advancing into his mid-thirties, Jamie Vardy has shown few signs of slowing down on the goals front and he continues to lead the Leicester City line. By now a legendary player for the Foxes, Vardy will be expected to chip in with strikes throughout the campaign for Brendan Rodgers' side.

  • Michail Antonio, West Ham 2021-22

    #4 Michail Antonio | West Ham | 8 goals

    An unlikely candidate for Premier League top scorer, Michael Antonio scored double figures in the last two seasons and the West Ham striker hit the ground running in 2021-22. David Moyes and the Hammers faithful will be hopeful he can continue that habit until the end of the season.

  • Raphinha Leeds Everton 2021-22

    #5 Raphinha | Leeds United | 8 goals

    Leeds United's Brazilian star Raphinha was involved in 15 Premier League goals last term (six goals, nine assists) and, in 2021-22, he has picked up where he left off.

  • Ismaila Sarr, Emmanuel Dennis

    #6 Emmanuel Dennis | Watford | 8 goals

    Nigeria international Emmanuel Dennis has thrived since making the switch to Watford from Club Brugge, getting his share of goals for the Hornets.

  • Sadio Mane Liverpool 2021-22

    #7 Sadio Mane | Liverpool | 8 goals

    Liverpool winger Sadio Mane shared the Golden Boot award with team-mate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in 2018-19, but his goal return has suffered in recent campaigns. The Senegal star laid down a marker of intent at the beginning of the 2021-22 campaign though.

  • Emile Smith-Rowe, Saka

    #8 Emile Smith Rowe | Arsenal | 8 goals

    The young England midfielder has enjoyed a promising start to the 2021-22 season, netting in a 2-0 win against Leicester at the Emirates.
  • Son Heung-min, Tottenham 2021-22

    #9 Heung-min Son | Tottenham | 8 goals

    Heung-min Son enjoyed his best ever season from a goals perspective with Tottenham last term, scoring 17 goals in 37 Premier League appearances. The forward has scored double figures in each of the last five campaigns and could be a good bet to challenge for the Golden Boot as he aims to pick up the slack from Harry Kane.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Bruno Fernandes Man Utd 2021-22

    #10 Cristiano Ronaldo | Man Utd | 8 goals

    Cristiano Ronaldo finished last season as the top scorer in Serie A with 29 goals in 33 appearances and dispelled any doubts that he might slow down on his return to Old Trafford with two goals in his first game back. The Manchester United faithful will be hopeful that the Portugal phenomenon can help fire them on their way to a Premier League title charge.

  • Neal Maupay Brighton 2021-22

    #11 Neal Maupay | Brighton | 7 goals

    Brighton striker Neal Maupay cracked double figures on the goal charts in his first season in the Premier League, but fell short with just eight goals last season. With Graham Potter's style bedding in at the Amex Stadium, the French forward will be confident of surpassing 10 goals in 2021-22.

  • Conor Gallagher West Ham vs Crystal Palace Premier League 2021-22

    #12 Conor Gallagher | Crystal Palace | 7 goals

    Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher has flourished under Patrick Vieira's guidance at Crystal Palace, chipping in with goals and assists.

  • 20211023 Mason Mount

    #13 Mason Mount | Chelsea | 7 Goals

    Chelsea's player of the year last season, Mason Mount remains in fine form under Thomas Tuchel and looks set to continue as a key player in the Blues' Premier League title challenge.

  • Raheem Sterling Manchester City 2021-22

    #14 Raheem Sterling | Man City | 7 Goals

    England international Raheem Sterling is starting to flourish in front of goal again for Manchester City and has passed through the 100-goal barrier in the Premier League.

  • Bernardo Silva Man City vs Burnley Premier League 2021-22

    #15 Bernardo Silva | Man City | 7 goals

    Bernardo Silva looked as though he would be on his way out of Manchester City in the summer but he ended up staying put and should be crucial to Pep Guardiola's side in 2021-22.
  • Maxwell Cornet Burnley 2021-22

    #16 Maxwel Cornet | Burnley | 6 goals

    Maxwel Cornet was on the scoresheet twice for Burnley in the 2-2 draw against Southampton, nabbing his first brace of the season. 
  • Jorginho Chelsea Aston Villa 2021-22

    #17 Jorginho | Chelsea | 6 goals

    Penalty master Jorginho has racked up the goals from the spot in 2021-22 - making him one of Chelsea's top scorers despite many of his best match contributions not showing up on the stat sheet.

  • Riyad Mahrez, Man City, Champions League 2021-22

    #18 Riyad Mahrez | Man City | 6 goals

    It's been another influential campaign for Riyad Mahrez, whose combination of goalscoring and ball distribution have helped his club thrive without a traditional striker.

  • Bukayo Saka Arsenal Norwich 2021-22

    #19 Bukayo Saka | Arsenal | 6 goals

    Bukayo Saka has stood out again this year following a breakout campaign last term.

    The creative forward has been a key goalscorer as the Gunners have looked to shake off a slow start to the 2021-22 season.

  • Jarrod Bowen West Ham 2022

    #20 Jarrod Bowen | West Ham | 6 goals

    After establishing himself as one of the Hammers' top attacking stars, Jarrod Bowen is earning plenty of plaudits and could be nearing an England call-up.

  • Callum Wilson Newcastle United 2021-22

    #21 Callum Wilson | Newcastle | 6 goals

    Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson scored 12 times in the Premier League last season and will be hoping for more in the 2021-22 campaign.
  • Said Benrahma

    #22 Said Benrahma | West Ham | 5 goals

    In his first season at West Ham Said Benrahma managed just one league goal, but the Algerian is finding his groove during his second term with the Hammers.

  • Bruno Fernandes, Man Utd 2021-22

    #23 Bruno Fernandes | Man Utd | 5 goals

    Bruno Fernandes came third in the 2020-21 Premier League top scorers list with 18 goals and the playmaker continues to star for Manchester United. Some may have feared the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo would impact Fernandes' goal prospects, but the Portugal compatriots have dovetailed nicely.

  • Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City

    #24 Kevin De Bruyne | Man City | 5 goals

    Kevin De Bruyne has picked up his form mid-season after regaining full fitness, and he's been a major part of another Manchester City title charge.

  • Odsonne Edouard Crystal Palace 2021-22

    #25 Odsonne Edouard | Crystal Palace | 5 goals

    In his first season in the Premier League, Odsonne Edouard is adjusting well after making the move from Celtic in the off-season.

  • Phil Foden Manchester City Brentford Premier League 2021-22

    #26 Phil Foden | Manchester City | 5 goals

    Phil Foden is facing tough competition for places at Pep Guardiola's high-flying City, but the young England star continues to show he will be a key player for club and country moving forward.

  • Demarai Gray, Everton, Premier League 2021-22

    #27 Demarai Gray | Everton | 5 Goals

    At 25 years old, former Leicester man Demarai Gray looks to be fulfilling his potential as a quality Premier League attacker. If he can continue to deliver an end product, he will go down as a very shrewd buy for Everton.

  • Joshua King Watford Premier League 2021-22

    #28 Joshua King | Watford | 5 goals

    Joshua King scored an impressive hat-trick against Everton in Watford's 5-2 victory, a game they were initially trailing in the opening minutes.
  • Romelu Lukaku Chelsea 2021-22

    #29 Romelu Lukaku | Chelsea | 5 goals

    After a fast start to the season, Romelu Lukaku went through a difficult spell due to injury and Covid-19. The Belgian is now back and firing as Chelsea aim to stay in the title race.

  • James Maddison Leicester City 2021-22

    #30 James Maddison | Leicester | 5 goals

    England international James Maddison continues to be an important member of the Foxes attack as he aims to reach his Premier League season high of goals with eight.

  • Teemu Pukki Norwich vs Leicester Premier League 2021-22

    #31 Teemu Pukki | Norwich City | 5 goals

    Norwich City may be enduring a difficult campaign back in the Premier League, but Teemu Pukki still knows how to find the back of the net.

  • Ismaila Sarr Norwich vs Watford 2021-22

    #32 Ismaila Sarr | Watford | 5 goals

    Ismaila Sarr has long been targeted by some of the Premier League's biggest clubs and the Watford winger is demonstrating just why he is such a coveted player after an impressive start to the season.
  • Youri Tielemans Leicester 2021-22

    #33 Youri Tielemans | Leicester | 5 goals

    Though Leicester's form has been disappointing this season, Youri Tielemans has been promising up front, alongside team-mate Jamie Vardy.

  • James Ward-Prowse Southampton 2021-22

    #34 James Ward-Prowse | Southampton | 5 goals

    Dead-ball specialist James Ward-Prowse continues to be one of Southampton's most potent goal threats as he eyes a spot at the World Cup with England in 2022.

  • Ollie Watkins Aston Villa 2021-22

    #35 Ollie Watkins | Aston Villa | 5 goals

    Ollie Watkins continues to shine at Aston Villa, scoring five Premier League goals by December.

  • Wilfred Zaha

    #36 Wilfried Zaha | Crystal Palace | 5 goals

    Wilfried Zaha is a key player for Crystal Palace and continues to show his worth by scoring goals.